About SimpleConsign

SimpleConsign is a cloud-based management system for consignment stores, which includes a point of sale (POS) system, consignor access portal, and inventory management, credit card processing, customer history tracking, eCommerce integration, and consignor management capabilities.

SimpleConsign’s POS can process sales, purchases, and consignments in a single transaction, as well as supporting voids, returns, partial payments, and credit card processing for online purchases, and the ability to apply discounts to single items or whole transactions. Items can be searched for by name, ISBN, SKU, or entered manually at time of sale, and transactions can be saved and resumed later on. The system also allows users to put items on layaway, with the option to set minimum down payments and layaway expiry dates, which are tracked by SimpleConsign.

SimpleConsign allows users to manage consignors in a single screen, with inventories, account activity, payout histories, and account balances all presented in one view. Consignors can be paid individually or in batches, with QuickBooks integration allowing for check payments to consignors. Donated items can also be marked directly from the consignor view. Items can be added to consignor inventories individually or in batches, with drop-down menus for entering brands, colors, and sizes. Consignor inventories and store inventories can be tracked separately, and searched using keywords including item names, brands, categories, and colors.

SimpleConsign offers a consignor portal, through which consignors can access their accounts in real time, and view their recent items, expiring items, donations, and returned items. Users can create and store multiple contracts and assign different contracts to consignors, who can view and print these through the portal. Users can customize the consignor portal with their own logo and URL, and can also charge a monthly fee to consignors for portal access.

Pricing starting from:

US$129.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of SimpleConsign

The point of sale allows users to buy, sell, and consign items in a single transaction, with options for split payments, voids, returns, and single item or whole transaction discounts.

View consignor account balances, payout histories, inventories, and account activity in a single screen, with the ability to add inventory items and pay consignors individually or in batches.

Inventories can be searched using name, brand, category, color, and other keywords, with the ability to track store and consignment inventories separately.

Track and store customer transactions, including customer names, email addresses, mailing addresses, and any notes or special instructions.

Items can be put on layaway, with the option to set minimum down payment percentages and standard layaway lengths, with SimpleConsign tracking expiration dates.

Loyalty system offers reward points based on dollars spent, with the ability to specify reward tiers.

Consignor credit and store credit can be used across multiple store locations.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$129.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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SimpleConsign Software - SimpleConsign includes a point of sale (POS) system, which can process buying, selling, and consignment of items in a single transaction
SimpleConsign Software - Users can view consignor account balances, payout histories, inventories, and account activity in a single screen in SimpleConsign
SimpleConsign Software - SimpleConsign allows users to search inventories using keywords including name, brand, category, color, and more
SimpleConsign Software - Customer transactions are automatically stored in SimpleConsign, with customer details including name, email address, and notes
SimpleConsign Software - SimpleConsign can be used for layaways, with the option to take minimum payments and set expiry dates
SimpleConsign Software - Consignors can be offered access to their accounts online, with users able to charge a fee for this service
SimpleConsign Software - SimpleConsign also includes integrated credit card processing capabilities
SimpleConsign Software - Customers can be given reward points, based on their spending, and users can set reward tiers to define the worth of points
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SimpleConsign Software - SimpleConsign includes a point of sale (POS) system, which can process buying, selling, and consignment of items in a single transaction
SimpleConsign Software - Users can view consignor account balances, payout histories, inventories, and account activity in a single screen in SimpleConsign
SimpleConsign Software - SimpleConsign allows users to search inventories using keywords including name, brand, category, color, and more
SimpleConsign Software - Customer transactions are automatically stored in SimpleConsign, with customer details including name, email address, and notes
SimpleConsign Software - SimpleConsign can be used for layaways, with the option to take minimum payments and set expiry dates
SimpleConsign Software - Consignors can be offered access to their accounts online, with users able to charge a fee for this service
SimpleConsign Software - SimpleConsign also includes integrated credit card processing capabilities
SimpleConsign Software - Customers can be given reward points, based on their spending, and users can set reward tiers to define the worth of points

Features

Total features of SimpleConsign: 30

  • API
  • Barcode / Ticket Scanning
  • Barcode Recognition
  • Commission Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Accounts
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customizable Reports
  • Discount Management
  • Electronic Payments
  • Employee Management
  • Gift Card Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Item Management
  • Layaway Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Multi-Location
  • Partial Payments
  • Payment Processing
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Price Optimization
  • Receipt Management
  • Retail Inventory Management
  • Retail POS
  • Sales Reports
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Transaction History
  • eCommerce Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(358)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support
4.8/5

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Scott
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

I couldn't imagine running a consignment business without it!

Reviewed on 10/03/2021

SimpleConsign is an immense help with inventory management in a consignment situation. I could not...

SimpleConsign is an immense help with inventory management in a consignment situation. I could not survive without this type of inventory management system. A big plus is that they are nice people to deal with!

Pros

The overall inventory management of SimpleConsign makes it easy to manage consignors. The most difficult part of the consignment business is managing inventory and this program has helped. Custom reports are easy to create and download as a CSV to use a spreadsheet program to create better forms. Since we also hold online auctions, the custom forms can be used to create a dataset to upload to the auction site. Also, the folks at Traxia have to be commended about their responsiveness to customer service. Even over the weekends, someone will answer even though most issues could wait until Monday. I switched from another product and glad I did.

Cons

The software is not pretty. It looks like it was developed over 20 years ago and has not been redesigned. That is not an issue except that too many UI elements are small or not laid out well for eyes that are aging. Although a mature piece of software is good, it also shows the problems of adding features upon features. An example of the added-on features that feels as if it was bolted-on is the way to search old records. Also, bulk editing is very difficult. If you want to change a few items, you have to create a report, print out the SKU with the bar codes and use the bar code to scan in the SKU to create an edit list. A bulk upload system that is easier to understand would also be nice. There are no built-in alert systems to warn you about timed activities, such as inventory transitioning from ACTIVE to INGRACE. An alert system would be very helpful!

Response from Traxia

Hey Scott, thank you so much for your review! Currently our number 1 priority is making features that work. When building on top of an already established software you have to keep in mind how every feature will effect every other feature. This can sometimes create a less than ideal look and feel for certain features, but again our number 1 priority is making sure the feature actually works.

Martha
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Everything on my fingertips!

Reviewed on 05/02/2021

I have everything on my finger tips. Their support is awesome!

I have everything on my finger tips. Their support is awesome!

Pros

I love this software because of the ability to work anywhere and with every transaction or change I can see it, no need to be glued to the physical store. It has great reporting, I make my own custom reports, I really like that. I also like the fact that they are always trying to improve it...making it better for us users. Their training videos are a great tool when you forget how to do something. Overall I am well pleased with my decision of moving over to Simple Consign. I just wish they had Big Commerce also like they have shopify.

Cons

No Big Commerce, not connected to ebay...that would be very helpful, if they could connect our store to Big Commerce and eBay.
Also it would be very helpful if it would have a weekly summary of sales report that it would generate a daily sales and than at the end a total of the week. I would like that because that will help me with my sales goals for next years projections. Just a daily report and than at the end of the week all dailys and the end total would be AWESOME!

Response from Traxia

Thank you so much for your review Martha, with our shopify integration that should open up a lot of other options like eBay. I will bring the rest of your ideas to our dev team, thanks so much!

Jennifer
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Traxia

Reviewed on 28/01/2021

Like I said earlier, this is a good product and the customer service has always been great when...

Like I said earlier, this is a good product and the customer service has always been great when submitting a service ticket, lately that is not so much. Updates are done with no knowledge to us, the customer. When we have found errors to updates or ask a question about the recent updates through the service ticket procedure. We haven't gotten an answer, some times we have had to call the support number to see what is going on.
Other times they say they will get back to you and they forget, so you have to follow up with them.

Pros

That all features are on one page. It is easy to training new associates.

Cons

That updates are done with out knowledge, and it can cause mistakes and they aren't found all the time by the team that did them. When an update is done and we have questions lastly we have emailed and gotten no response back on why and what happened.
Customer service was one of the reason I used to recommend traxia, but lately that has not been a good experience.
Reporting is good but still have a hard time finding or creating reports that work best for your store.

Response from Traxia

Hey Jennifer, thank you so much for your review. Over the past several months we have made it our goal to be even more transparent about updates, and we now include them in a weekly email for all our subscribers,

Michelle
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  • Industry: Furniture
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Recommended with No Hesitation

Reviewed on 24/01/2021

I am finding that inventory management has become much simpler by integrating Simpleconsign into my...

I am finding that inventory management has become much simpler by integrating Simpleconsign into my business. Everyday activities like tagging, uploading photos to my website, processing Items… Have become become much more streamlined and take less time - which saves me $ and stress. I have over 600 consignors, and now I am able, at a click, to access their account, answer their questions, and truly understand their activity. I feel I have much more visibility to my business, and it’s health, as a result of partnering with SimpleConsign.

Pros

I think the main feature, says it in the name. SimpleConsign… It is simple to use and intuitive. Clearly much thought was put into what features are needed most to run a consignment retail environment. It integrates beautifully with our Shopify website, and is well supported... with technicians responding almost immediately which is what is needed in a retail business space. I would highly recommend.

Cons

Given it requires remote integration (owner driving roll out from afar). I would’ve hoped for an ‘integration coordinator’ for my account. Having one individual from SimpleConsign triage issues, train, ensure account specific issues were addressed, and ensure all the ‘boxes were checked’ would have prevented extra work at my end.
As well, SimpleConsign does not offer a platform that is formatted for phones. I do a lot of work remotely on my Apple phone, and find the platform hard to navigate from my phone.

Alternatives Considered

ConsignPro and Ricochet

Reasons for Switching to SimpleConsign

I needed a platform that was able to integrate with Shopify, that was affordable, and supported 24/7...especially given I was in Canada. I did my best to research any feedback regarding the various platforms. SimpleConsign had the best testimonials regarding easy of use and remote support - that is what tipped the scales.

Response from Traxia

Thank you for the review Michelle, usually during your setup process our onboarding specialist is there for you every step of the way. If you are having any issues please contact us at [email protected] to make sure someone can help you get taken care of ASAP.

William
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Very easy to use and affordable consignment software

Reviewed on 13/08/2020

Overall we are very happy. As a small store, SimpleConsign has all the features that we need at a...

Overall we are very happy. As a small store, SimpleConsign has all the features that we need at a price we can afford. The software has been easy to use, stable and support has been very fast to respond to any questions or issues we might have. We can work around the minor issues with little extra effort and our vendors love the real time access to their accounts and the ease of adding inventory. We would recommend any consignment store or vendor mall seriously look at SimpleConsing as their POS software.

Pros

The best aspect of SimpleConsign is the ease of use for both our store and our vendors. It is simple to add/edit/remove inventory or convert vendor inventory if abandoned. Consigner Access allows for direct uploading of inventory into the POS system by the vendor. Having bar codes on items eliminates the majority of errors in recording vendor sales and allows for faster chekout. Vendors do not have to wait until end-of-month accounting is complete to know where there account stands by giving them real time account access. There are a wide range of reporting options allowing the store to be able to analize data to look for trends in sales and types of items being sold. This allows for better staffing allocation and inventory stocking. Sales reports are complete with all the information that accountants/tax preparers need.

Cons

As this software was designed for consignment and we use it in a vendor mall the "Status" field becomes confusing to new vendors when an item changes from "Active" to "Expired". Vendors tend to think that the item is no longer available for sale. When a vendors sales do not exceed their rent and they have to do a "Pay In" the receipts that print out are fortune cookie size slips. A full size receipt should print out as the small ones barely have enough room for credit card users to sign and the vendor copy is even smaller and difficult for them to save for there records. There is no way to edit information once uploaded from the consigner side. This is probably set up this way to protect the store but if a vendor makes a spelling mistake or quantity, price mistake the only way for the vendor to correct is to remove the item and create it a second time otherwise, the store has to do the correcting. There are limited receipt printer compatibility.

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SimpleConsign FAQs

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SimpleConsign offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$129.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

15-day free trial, no credit card required. SimpleConsign Basic: $129 per location per month SimpleConsign Standard: $179 per location per month SimpleConsign Professional: $279 per location per month

SimpleConsign has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500

SimpleConsign supports the following languages:

English

SimpleConsign supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

SimpleConsign integrates with the following applications:

QuickBooks Online Advanced, Shopify

SimpleConsign offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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